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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:HUA YING 209Added:Sep 13, 2020
Captured:September 13, 2020IMO:8776605Hits:900
Location:Busan, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Fishing vessel loa 70ft/21m and over
I think we've got a winner in the "Rustiest ship" category, spotted at Busan anchorage.
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lappino on Sep 15, 2020 12:44 (5 days ago)
A paradox, indeed! :)


Graham Moore on Sep 15, 2020 12:35 (5 days ago)
That does make sense, but is rather a paradox; the more squid you attract, the less attractive you become.
dedge on Sep 15, 2020 05:30 (5 days ago)
Hull is painted white to help attract squid in the glow of the lights.
Graham Moore on Sep 14, 2020 14:24 (6 days ago)
What surprises me is that these squid jiggers all have white-painted hulls. Even on this vessel the aftermast, which is prone to soot staining from the engine exhaust, is painted black, which is or was very common. So why not paint the hull the same colour as squid ink ?
lappino on Sep 14, 2020 13:22 (6 days ago)
This thing is obviously mostly cosmetic, but sometimes it may point out at the lack of maintenance funds, and then there's rusty "guts" we are talking about, not only hull...
The question remains, is it better to have just a smooth running ship, and to hell with aesthetics, or do we go extra mile and make the ship a little bit more presentable (even if "you can't catch fish with paint")...
The thing is, there are many Chinese fishing boats making short stops at Busan anchorage, and not every one of them look as rusty as this one... :)


sea dog on Sep 14, 2020 10:48 (6 days ago)
This is a fishing boat, and you can't catch fish with paint. And yes, there are painted ships, but rotten and with mechanisms in a terrible state.
George Anastasiou on Sep 14, 2020 10:35 (6 days ago)
Reminds me of Calogero Primo in Cagliari:
ALEX MATEVKO on Sep 14, 2020 06:33 (6 days ago)
Its usual to see that on fishing fleet as there no time for maintenance, rather strange when you come onboard merchant vessel usually under some indian management and can see that condition on deck and everywhere, or meet their idea that deck hands only for cleaning and bridge watchkeeping, that ism and paper work is most important tham normal vessel's condition. The fleet traditions of maintenance are dying slowly...
marce on Sep 14, 2020 05:53 (6 days ago)
In my particular opinion, although nobody could deny that the hull is heavy rusted, it is mostly a matter of bad cosmetic appearance. Those heavy rust drops are due to the continuous squid fishing machines operation after a long campaign at sea.
I think more worrying should be considered those horizontal scratches close to the water line which might eventually affect the hull's structure.
But of course, its only my opinion.
Kind Regards.
jaybird25 on Sep 14, 2020 02:55 (6 days ago)
guy's do ship's not have to have some sort of letsay "TEST" to see if they are seaworthy because if not that's is looking like it's an accident waiting to happen & could put the live's of the rescuer's at risk as well as themselves on the vessel
jaybird25 on Sep 14, 2020 02:48 (6 days ago)
dear me ?? surprised it is still afloat !!!
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